(Don't read if you're having any doubts about your NaNoWriMo project.)

Welp, after a week or so of self-doubt and guilt, I'm giving up on my NaNoWriMo novel.

I feel like I was doomed from the beginning (BTW: you know that phrase "whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right"? I HATE that) I could not silence my inner critic. I kept thinking of stuff like tvtropes and whether it held up as a story. I found myself not caring about th characters. Sigh.

Now I'm beginning to wonder if if it was ever my dream to write a novel in the first place. I feel I need to write fiction to get anybody to listen, but it's not what I read for the most part nor is it what I'm interested in. But essays about pop culture are a dime a dozen right now, and I don't have the ability to research a larger subject.

Ugh, I suck.